Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces



Sept. 14,2017
Congratulations to Jan Overbeck for the "Best Talk Prize" at the annual meeting 2017 of the Swiss Nanoscience Instituts  (
Sept. 6, 2017

Congratulations to Yves Mermoud for the "Best Poster Presentation Award" at EUROSENSORS 2017 conference in Paris  (


Sept 1, 2017

We are happy to welcome Dr. Miklos Csontos as a new scientist in our group. 

Miklos Csontos has been a research associate at the Department of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His research activities are focused on resistive switching phenomena in various nanostructures.

Aug 21, 2017

We are happy to welcome our two new physics laboratory technician apprentices: Andreas Alff and Dominic Zwyssig.

Aug 2, 2017

We are happy to welcome Dr. Sahana Sarkar as a new postdoc in our group. 

Dr. Sahana Sarkar worked in the field of single molecule detection techniques within electrochemical nanofluidic transducers as a Ph.D. student at the University of Twente in the group of Prof. Serge G. Lemay (Dept. of Nanoionics). 

July 4, 2017
July 1, 2017

We are happy to welcome Dr. Huan Ha as a new postdoc in our group. 

Dr. Huan Ma was working in the field of microstructure engineering in thin film materials (as PhD student in 2012-2017 at ETH Zurich in the group of Ralph Spolenak).

June 27, 2017
We have new Master student projects online. Contact us, if you are interested in doing a Master project in the topic (Electrical and optical biosensors, Si NWs for biosensing, Pump Probe technique, FIB or Quantum Transport in Graphene junctions). 
March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Anton for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled “Detailed analysis of single molecular junctions for novel computing architectures.”.

February 27, 2017

Pascal Butti today had his successful PhD-defense. Congratultions from our lab!

February 01, 2017

We are happy to welcome two new postdocs in our group.

Dr. Mathias Wipf during his doctoral (2010-2014, University of Basel) studies and postdoctoral research job (2015-2016, Yale University, Mark Reed group) worked with silicon nanowire based sensors.

Dr. Mickael Perrin was working in the field of single molecular junctions (as PhD student in 2012-2015 and as a postdoctoral researcher in 2015-2016 at Delft Technical University in the group of Herre van der Zant).

December 01, 2016
Congratulations to Matthias Grotevent! He was awarded the ETH Medal for an outstanding master thesis "Highly Sensitive Quantum Dot-Graphene Photodetectors". 
November 14, 2016

We congratulate Lorenzo Valzania for winning the Oral Presentation Award at this years PhD Student Symposium!

October 1, 2016

We are welcoming our new labhead Michel Calame from Uni Basel. 

Starting from October 2016, the lab is set to focus on the topic of nanoscale transport phenomena and will integrate the Nanoscale Hybrid Electronic Systems group at the University of Basel until July 2017.

Announcement at EMPA